[OS X TeX] paper orientation in geometry

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Sep 5 05:02:56 EDT 2006

Am 05.09.2006 um 08:24 schrieb Friedrich Vosberg:

>>> I want to print a PDF file without changing the paper orientation  
>>> in the page setup dialogue. I've thought that this would be  
>>> possible by adding dvips to the options of geometry.
>> In pdfTeX mode?!
> I did it because pdftex had no effect. BTW: My TeX installation  
> runs pdfetex but not pdflatex. Is this a problem?

This would be a problem when you'd try to run pdfetex on a TeX  
document with LaTeX contents. Between pdfTeX and pdfeTeX is no  
difference in a standard teTeX configuration. (And even pdflatex is  
the same: /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/pdflatex - 
 > pdfetex.)

(I found recently that KOMA is faulty: although it does understand  
for example [a5paper,landscape] it does not set the paper-dimens  
accordingly. For to see this happen also one needs an extra or sole  

Yes: TeXShop does not work correctly! It has it's own idea of  
portrait mode. A DIN A5 page in landscape mode can be shown in  
landscape, but it gets printed rotated by 90° on a DIN A4 page,  
somehow centred ... Apple's Preview does it right.

We should start to write bug reports to Richard Koch ...

Mit friedvollen Grüßen


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